January 14, 2010 – Costa Rica fishing tournament


The first leg of the Los Suenos Signature Billfish series starts today and there are some 40 boats entered.  The winds have calmed down and the boats should be all spread out trying to find the hot bite.  Most captains are keeping hush hush on what they have been doing the past few days but the guys I talked to yesterday did pretty good.  One boat went 8 for 10 and sailfish and another boat went 10 for 13 on sailfish.  I heard there were no marlin caught yesterday by anyone in the fleet…although If I caught a marlin the day before the tournament I wouldn’t tell anyone either.

When the fishing is like this anything can happen in a tournament.  With marlin being worth 500 points and sailfish worth 100 points the guys that are able to find the marlin will finish in the money, especially if only a few are caught each day.

There are 2 parts to the tournament one in January and one in February.  Last years the top 3 teams were the Clean Sweep, Let it Ride and the Game on.  I would imagine those are the favored boats again this year.

I’ll be out at the marina today and updating the day 1 results as they come in.

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